To The One Who Can't Show Up On Time Even If It Would Save Their Life

To The One Who Can't Show Up On Time Even If It Would Save Their Life

If punctuality isn't your strong suit, don't feel bad - it's not mine either.


I couldn't show up on time for something even if my life depended on it, and honestly, I don't feel bad about it anymore. It's a personality trait at this point.

If you are expecting to go to dinner at 8 o'clock, you better tell me we're eating at 7:30, because there is no way I'm showing up to that reservation on time, and if you want to go see a movie, seriously never let me decide the movie or when because if I know the showtime, we will miss the previews, which ultimately means that we're going to miss the first ten minutes of the movie too because we'll have to get our tickets and snacks.

Never, under any circumstances, tell me the time of an important event that you need me to be at. Seriously, I will be late. So if you expect me to meet your parents, I'm going to want to make a good impression, so lie to me about the time. It's the best - for everyone involved.

I don't try to show up late, I just get so easily distracted. Also, a big part of my lack of time management skills is related directly to sleep. If I know I'm going to be late if I sleep in just five more minutes, I will definitely sleep in for those five minutes - if not longer. I honestly think I love sleep more than anything else in the entire world. We're very happy together.

Of course, there are certain things showing up to on time is important - like work or class, or I don't know, a wedding, maybe? Actually, I've been late to every wedding I've attended too. Don't ever let me be part of your wedding party. I won't be offended - I'll probably be napping. Work and class are very important and have an impact on my future, so I take those things seriously, but my world isn't going to end if I'm fourteen minutes late to brunch.

And if you're personally offended by my tardiness, our friendship probably won't work out very well. As I said, I'm not really sorry for being late at this point. I have a lot of stuff going on in my life, and I tend to forget most things. I like to think of my never-ending tardiness as somewhat charming because although punctuality is an issue, consistency is not. I may not show up on time, but at least you know I'll always be late. See, charming, right?

Being late doesn't mean I won't show at all. I'll never intentionally bail or give some excuse as to why I couldn't make it. If I make a promise or commitment, I follow through - it just may not be the time you had originally hoped for. Also, I'm completely okay with jokes about my issues with being on time. Being late is just who I am.

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I Regret Going Into College With A Declared Major

Something like 80 percent of college student switch their major in college.


When I was 17-years-old, the only thing that was on my mind was college. I was ready to move on to the next chapter and start preparing for the next phase of my life. I knew I wanted a career that would make me a lot of money and I wanted it to be impressive, one that would make someone's eyebrows raise and say, "Wow! I wish I could do that."

When I was 18-years-old, I decided that I wanted to go into veterinary medicine, with a specialization in neuroscience/neurological disorders. I had always love animals, I loved learning about the brain. Why not combine the two? I mean, my whole life I had been praised for being smart and many people expected me to do exceptional things because of that. So, I decided to major in neuroscience with a pre-veterinary track. I came to college as a bright-eyed, naive freshman who thought she had it all figured out.

Here's why it was a mistake.

When you enter college, you don't delve into any major specific classes until late in your sophomore year. Prior to that, it's mostly your general education classes that you're taking and an intro class or two.

During that time, you get the true experience of your major with the major-specific organizations you choose to join.

When I came to college, I joined the pre-veterinary club for my university. While it was fun being able to interact with the animals, it was then that I realized how behind I was in comparison to my classmates. Even as a freshman, the other freshman had a significant advantage.

And it was because I decided that I wanted to be a veterinarian on a whim and with naive intentions. It wasn't something I truly wanted to do, and I was clouded with greed and the belief that I could handle it.

When I was 19-years-old, I realized that it wasn't feasible or fair to me (or to my parents who were paying for me to major in something I didn't want to do anymore) to continue with this path. I began to explore other career opportunities related to writing because that was where my talents lied, and I am extremely blessed that I was able to find the world of public relations, one I didn't even know was so large because I genuinely can't even imagine me being a veterinarian now.

If you're a senior in high school, don't make the same mistakes I did. Who you are at 17 is not who you will be at 19, your opinions, values, and personality will experience a shift. The fact that society pressures us to have it all figured out by 18 is ridiculous. I mean, something like 80 percent of college students change their major while they're in college, anyway.

You don't have to have it all figured out right away.

There are millions of careers you don't even know about yet, so take your time to learn about all of your options, or at least as many as you can. There is absolutely no shame in entering college as an undecided major, I wish I had done it and so do a lot of other people. It exists to help you figure it out by exposing you to all your options. It exists for a reason.

It's because you don't truly know what you want to do until you're excited about going to class. If you dread chemistry and biology, why would you want to be a doctor?

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From The Girl Who Has Always Been The Odd One Out

All I wanted was to be friends and all they wanted was to push me away.


Hi, I constantly surround myself with women in my life and somehow it always backfires.

So as a little girl I would constantly want to have friends and I would always be the nice girl that always tried to love everyone. Starting in elementary school I remember constantly being told that I cant play with the other girls and was always ran away from.

Being a young human I was very confused why girls never wanted to be my friend, all I ever did was tried to be nice and friendly to them. I even recall one time doing really stupid stuff on the playground for them to like me but it didn't work. I assumed I was always destined to be the odd one out with a good group of girlfriends.

This occurred when I was in dance too, I always tried making friends with everyone on the team but I was always constantly pushed away or thought of as weird because I was too nice. All I wanted was to be friends and all they wanted was to push me away and be rude, making fun of me for things I couldn't control like how skinny I was or my personality.

Going into middle school I remember being terrified of going because I was going from elementary school to middle school with no friends. I became friends with a few but slowly lost them over time because I realized they weren't good people and I didn't want to surround myself with that sort of negativity. This, of course, left me feeling lost and confused as to why I was being so kind and going out of my way to impress and make these girls like me.

There were a few months in the 7th grade that I was alone and had no friends at all, still sitting with my old friends that constantly bullied me and made me feel like shit. I didn't know what to do so I just endured the bullying from these girls that didn't understand me instead of being alone.

In all of my classes I would talk to all of the girls and try to be friends with them but I was pushed aside because they already had their friend group and I wasn't supposed to be part of it. Soon my luck turned around and I reconnected with one of my friends from elementary school and she introduced me to her friends. Those friends, though small are still together to this day 10 years later.

When I went to college I knew that I was going to experience the same thing that I experienced when I was going into middle school and high school. So, I had the brilliant idea to join a sorority because that was smart of me. I thought that since I liked doing community service and I wanted to make new friends that I would join…

The first few days were good, I felt included but very quickly I was again pushed to the side because everyone had now created their friend groups and I tried so hard to become friends with everyone. I had a very few amount of friends within my sorority and I felt like they were only there because they felt sorry for me. Now, I am no longer in the sorority or at the college I originally attended and no longer speak with anyone from there.

I just never fully understood why being a girl in this day and age was so hard for me when all I ever did was be the best person and true self I could be. I was never fake and never tried to be someone I wasn't just so I would be able to fit in. Now, I have my very few friends and I have realized that's all you really need sometimes.

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